Will Young very openly and bluntly said that Rihanna is not a good role model for young girls in music because the lyrics of her music doesn’t empower young girls. Young girls need to listen to those lyrics that are empowering.
Will Young also admitted that Rihanna is a brilliant pop star but her lyrics need to empower young girls which they don’t.
He said: ”I don’t think Rihanna is a massively great role model for women, her lyrics aren’t empowering”.
Besides this criticism Will Young appreciated women like Lady Gaga, Annie Lenox and Grace Jones for their music and especially the lyrics. He also said that women in patriarchal societies should be empowered and they should own their bodies.